A lot of people died on television in 2013. Maybe the number of small-screen fatalities are always this high but it sure seems like the past year went above and beyond in the death department. Big series offing two, three even four major characters was commonplace. No one is safe, especially on cable. Here are ten shows that featured some of the year's most memorable and/or shocking losses.
With Christmas just barely in the rearview and the new year upon us, now’s a good time to look back on what people were watching over the last year, or in the case of this latest compilation, what TV shows people were pirating most in 2013. As it happens, Game of Thrones has once again topped the list.
Still debating whether or not to shell out hundreds of dollars to purchase the Dexter: The Complete Series Collection Blu-ray set? Well, hang onto your wallets, as there’s a far more affordable way to binge-watch all eight seasons of Showtime’s serial killer drama, thanks to Netflix. The first four seasons of the series are set to arrive on Netflix streaming later this week, while the other four seasons will be made available in January.
Both Breaking Bad and Dexter developed loyal followings during the tenure of their respective runs, but while Breaking Bad went out with a bang, Dexter went out with more of a whimper. Many fans were disappointed with the last episode of Showtime’s subscription cable series and over the weekend, producer John Goldwyn spoke out about the finale, explaining why Dexter ended how it did.
The storm we were promised arrived in time for Dexter's series finale ("Remember the Monsters") in an episode that proved to be about on par with this season, which is to say, unfortunately, somewhat disappointing, especially when we consider some of the high points of the series.
The last episode of Dexter will air this Sunday night, and those of us who've stuck with the series through thick and thin can only hope that the series finale will measure up to some of the show's better episodes. The penultimate episode left off with Dexter headed to the airport to leave with Miami with Hannah, but the above clip indicates that he won't be going anywhere just yet.
The end is here! Or it will be this Sunday night. Dexter left off with a pretty major cliffhanger last night -- Spoilers if you haven't seen "Monkey in the Box" yet! -- and based on the preview for next week's series finale, "Remember the Monsters?," it looks like Dexter won't be skipping down before checking in on Deb. And he seems to feel some remorse about leaving Saxon alive. Will Deb being shot be a life-lesson for Dexter about walking away from a kill?
It took forever for tonight's episode of Dexter to get there, but it did eventually get there. "Monkey in the Box," the series' penultimate episode, left us with a proper cliffhanger as the series finale looms closer. If you haven't seen the episode yet, consider yourself spoiler-warned from this point forward!
With just two episodes left for Dexter, what will "Monkey in the Box" have to offer? A choice, for one thing. Oftentimes, by the time we get to the end of a season of Dexter, the lead character has his target locked and it's just a matter of how he'll take them down, but this time around, it seems Dexter has the opportunity to walk away. Will he take it? The preview for "Monkey in the Box" hints that a storm is coming, both literally and figuratively.
There are just two episodes left and then it's all over for Dexter, for better or worse. Who will make it out of this series alive? Last night's episode eliminated one name from that list, and the new preview teases danger for other characters, thanks in large part to the presence of Oliver Saxon.
If there's a lesson to be learned from tonight's episode of Dexter, it's that exercise is dangerous. Just ask Harrison or that cyclist who became the victim of road rage. Then again, sitting down isn't and enjoying some tea may be hazardous to a person's wellbeing too, so maybe there's no winning for anyone on this series. Spoilers if you haven't seen tonight's episode of Dexter ("Goodbye Miami")!
With just three episodes left of Dexter, it may be safe to say that no one is safe. In fact, the preview for this Sunday night's episode, titled "Good-bye Miami" hints at what could be major devastation. Is the teaser just teasing us? Or is that shot of Dexter clutching a bloody figure after the Oliver Saxon tells Dexter he wants to show him something an indication that something major is coming? And the sight of Saxon presumably sawing into someone, is that a trick?
The clock is running out on Dexter, and with just three episodes left, Showtime has released an intense new trailer for what's ahead for the series, not only in next Sunday night's episode, but in the two that follow. Read no further if you're not caught up on Dexter through last night's "Make Your Own Kind of Music"!
Just when I think I have this mystery with Evelyn Vogel all figured out, more information comes in to tell me that I'm wrong. Or am I? Even after what we learned tonight, I still don't trust her. Tonight's episode managed to squeeze in some extremely relevant history about Charlotte Rampling's character, which offers what appears to be some major set-up for whatever's to come next.
Things seemed to be going a little too well for Dexter and his friends during last night's episode. We should have anticipated a shocker-ending, and we got one. With just four episodes to go in the series, we're left to wonder how this story's going to wrap up.